Review of Vueling Airlines flight Barcelona Stockholm in Economy

Airline Vueling Airlines
Flight VY1265
Class Economy
Seat 30A
Aircraft Airbus A321
Flight time 03:40
Take-off 01 Feb 18, 11:55
Arrival at 01 Feb 18, 15:35
VY   #21 out of 23 Low-cost airlines A minimum of 20 Flight-Reports is required in order to appear in the rankings. 109 reviews
Guillbcn
By SILVER 473
Published on 23rd May 2018
Hi everyone again.

This time I will publish a small report about my last trip to Sweden a few months ago, where I went during a week to visit some friends after my final exams at the university. From Barcelona to Stockholm there are many options. You can fly directly with Vueling, SAS, Norwegian and also Ryanair (to Skavska). Also you can fly via one of the many european big airports such as London (BA), Frankfurt, Munich (LH), Amsterdam (KL) Zurich (SWR)… I was about to fly with Lufthansa but finally I bought the flights with Vueling because after my arrival in Stockholm I had to take a train to a small village in the middle of the country.

Arriving at the airport, it was about 9:50, two hours before STD.
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I check my baggage (I bought the flight with an allowance to check in one bag, it was about 25-30€ more). And I went trought the security controlm which was quite fast. After that I went to spot a little bit my big friends in LEBL.

SQ A350 leaving to Singapore (it was the first time I saw the A350 in Barcelona) and Air Europa A330 waiting for its departure to Madrid
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Delta and American Airlines 767 waiting for their flights to the USA.
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SWR leaving to Zurich and Background TK A330 which was about to land. Dear TK see you in a few months.
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After some time spended I went to the boarding gate, which was at the end of the Terminal 1, quite far away. I was one of the first passengers to board the quite new A321. It was my first time on the Vueling A321 even I've flown with them several times. Flight time today was expected 3 hours and 30 minutes. I think my seat was in the row 30.

Wingview
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Time to leave. Safety video and soon we started with the pushback. Flaps set
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Taxiing to Runway
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Tripulación de cabina entrando en pista para el despegue. Buen vuelo. Cabin crew take your seats for take off
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Let's go!
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Today we took off from RWY7R heading to the north. The weather wasn't very good so i had no nice views from Barcelona.
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Cruising
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About an hour after take off service started. I bought a Menu with a Cheese&Bacon sandwich, Pepsi and a chocolate for 10€.
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Flying over central Europe. Route today took us to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam before heading to the east to Denmark and the Swedish landscapes.


Approaching to Stockholm and sun starting to set. Here we started our descent. Landscapes were very nice and passengers who came from Barcelona we were very impressed.
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Brakes…
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Land in sight
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So we touched down after 3 hours and 30 minutes, outside temperature was -6 degrees. Freezing


Bye Bye. Thanks for the ride
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Baggage area was quite close to the gate and my bag arrived quite soon. After it I went to the train station which is located under the airport. But I had some time before so I went to have a typical swedish snack, "Chokolatlaball" before my 3h 30 minutes train trip.
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Here there are some pictures from the train, which was quite empty during most of the trip.
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And swedish landscape to end…
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Verdict

Vueling Airlines

6.9/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi6.5
Buy-on-board menu6.0

Barcelona - BCN

8.9/10
Efficiency8.5
Access9.5
Services8.0
Cleanliness9.5

Stockholm - ARN

9.3/10
Efficiency10.0
Access8.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

Overall a good experience with Vueling, A321 have some more space between rows.

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4 Comments

  • Comment 446505 by
    KL651 TEAM 4454 Comments

    Thanks for this FR.
    Vueling's BOB is not the cheapest but 10e for that menu isn't too bad.
    How was VY priced against SK or DY ?

    • Comment 446513 by
      Guillbcn SILVER AUTHOR 47 Comments

      As the flights were in february it wasn't very expensive. I think I paid about 125€ for both flights. I remember flights with SK were quite a bit more expensive, 50-70€ more. With DY the price was quite the same.

  • Comment 446658 by
    SKYTEAMCHC TEAM GOLD 7801 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this experience with us. Vueling is no frills but does the job and my experiences with them have always been good with FA's going froim bland to very good. I find their menus affordable and good.

    • Comment 446685 by
      Guillbcn SILVER AUTHOR 47 Comments

      Yes, for an european flight isn't that bad, but for longer flights such as Dakar or Moscow (where they fly from Barcelona and it's about 4.5 hours) quality should be better and space between rows could be stressful, specially on the A320.

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